result
7th Match, Group A, Basseterre, Mar 16 2007, ICC World Cup
(40/40 ov, target 354)132/9
South Africa won by 221 runs
Player Of The Match
72 (40)
herschelle-gibbs
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Herschelle Gibbs smashes a record six sixes in an over

Herschelle Gibbs's six sixes off Dan van Bunge's fourth over was a record for international matches

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Scorecard summary
South Africa353/3(40 overs)
Netherlands132/9(40 overs)
end of over 401 run • 1 wicket
NED: 132/9CRR: 3.30 
Billy Stelling1 (4)
Justin Kemp 4-0-18-2
Graeme Smith 8-0-32-1

Rain delayed the start and then SA batsmen showered the ground with sixes and fours. A sedate start - they were on 4 for 1 at the end of 5 overs - before they broke free. And how. Kallis hit an unbeaten ton, Smith had a fifty, Gibbs blasted 6 sixes in an over - a World record and Boucher hit a frenetic fifty - quickest in World Cup history. It was a brutal slaughter. The debate on whether such one-sided violent bloodbaths do any good to the minnows will rage on.

Man of the Match: Herschelle Gibbs.

This is Sriram Veera, signing off. Adios!

39.6
W
Kemp to van Troost, OUT

Captain takes out captain! a slower one from Kemp and van Troost again charges out, attempts a lofted shot but is deceived by the change in pace. Smith moves to his right from mid-on to take the catch. South Africa register thier biggest victory in one-day internationals

Luuk van Troost c Smith b Kemp 5 (10m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 83.33
39.5
Kemp to van Troost, no run

van Troost backs away, exposing the stumps, and cuts a delivery on the middle stump line, straight to point

39.4
1
Kemp to Stelling, 1 run

bit more width and this one is run down to third man

39.3
Kemp to Stelling, no run

another length-delivery, just outside off, turned to Gibbs at backward point

39.2
Kemp to Stelling, no run

lands on a length, outside off, bends back in, and Stelling is rapped on the pad, outside off stump, while pushing forward in defense

39.1
Kemp to Stelling, no run

full in length, outside off stump, pushed to cover point

end of over 392 runs • 1 wicket
NED: 131/8CRR: 3.35 RRR: 223.00
Luuk van Troost5 (4)
Graeme Smith 8-0-32-1
Justin Kemp 3-0-17-1
38.6
W
Smith to van Troost, 1 run, OUT

Another run out. cut away to deep cover and they turn for the second run. Mistake. The throw from Kallis comes in flat and fast, Smith takes it front of the sticks and whips the bails off and Borren is found short

Peter Borren run out (Kallis/Smith) 2 (13m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
38.5
1
Smith to Borren, 1 run

low full toss, slap-slogged away to long on

38.4
Smith to Borren, no run

lands outside off, spins in slightly, dabbed to the on side

38.3
Smith to Borren, no run

turns in from the off stump line, worked to backward square leg

38.2
Smith to Borren, no run
38.1
Smith to Borren, no run

on the off and middle, driven to Gibbs at midwicket

end of over 385 runs • 1 wicket
NED: 129/7CRR: 3.39 RRR: 112.50
Luuk van Troost4 (3)
Peter Borren1 (1)
Justin Kemp 3-0-17-1
Graeme Smith 7-0-30-1
37.5
Kemp to van Troost, no run
37.5
Kemp to van Troost, no run

slower one. Breaks away after landing on a length around off stump line, Van Troost gets his bat away from the line

37.5
1w
Kemp to van Troost, 1 wide

van Troost charges and has one almighty heave. No contact though and Boucher gathers.

Jack has a response to MD "Comment to MD: If Pakistan and/or India should qualify for the Soccer World Cup they have they right to play ther, just as The Netherlands have qualified for this event."

37.4
4
Kemp to van Troost, FOUR runs

angling away outside off, van Troost tries to take his bat from the line, instead, ends up running it down through the slip region!

37.3
W
Kemp to de Leede, OUT

Gone! de Leede is back in the hutch. Full and straight, de Leede tries to heave it over mid-on, bat meets air and the ball meets the middle stump.

Tim de Leede b Kemp 21 (36m 36b 2x4 0x6) SR: 58.33
37.2
Kemp to de Leede, no run

length-delivery, just outside off, guided to Gibbs at backward point

37.1
Kemp to de Leede, no run

full, right up there on off and middle, driven to mid-off

end of over 375 runs
NED: 124/6CRR: 3.35 RRR: 76.66
Tim de Leede21 (33)
Peter Borren1 (1)
Graeme Smith 7-0-30-1
Justin Kemp 2-0-12-0
36.6
1
Smith to de Leede, 1 run

slightly short, on the off and middle, de Leede goes back and punches it past the bowler, down to long-on

Best performances - batters
Jacques Kallis
JH Kallis SA
128 runs (109)
11 fours
5 sixes
Control90%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
60 runs
7 fours
0 six
44121034144010
Mark Boucher
MV Boucher SA
75 runs (31)
9 fours
4 sixes
Control90%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
31 runs
3 fours
2 sixes
41404123416
Best performances - bowlers
Justin Kemp profile
JM Kemp SA
O
4
M
0
R
18
W
2
ECO
4.5
Shaun Pollock profile
SM Pollock SA
O
6
M
3
R
4
W
1
ECO
0.66
Match details
Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
TossNetherlands, elected to field first
SeriesICC World Cup
Season2006/07
Player Of The Match
Herschelle Gibbs
Herschelle Gibbs
Match numberODI no. 2537
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00. Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days16 March 2007 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
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Mark Benson
New Zealand Image
Tony Hill
TV Umpire
West Indies Image
Steve Bucknor
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka Image
Asoka de Silva
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsSouth Africa 2, Netherlands 0
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